Processes of Research & Engagement, CCT698/692 Course evaluation

Processes of Research & Engagement, CCT698/692
Course evaluation
Part I -- The primary goal of here is to make notes as prep. for Part II, a synthetic statement. Nevertheless, try to
be legible because some reviewers might read these as well.
1. Start with a self-evaluation: Did you achieve your personal goals? How would you have proceeded differently if you
were doing this course again? What have been your major personal obstacles to learning more from this course?
What have you learned about making a workshop format class stimulating and productive? What would your advice be to
prospective students about how to get the most from a course like this?
2. General evaluation: How did the course meet or not meet your expectations? How did your attitude to doing the
course change through the semester? How do you think the course could be improved? What was special about this
course (+positive & -negative)? How does it compare with other courses? What would be your overall recommendation to
prospective students?
3. Re-read the course description (from the syllabus). Comment on how well the goals expressed there were met
and make general and specific suggestions about how these could be better met.
In this course you identify a current social or educational issue that concerns you—you want to know more about it, advocate a
change, design a curriculum unit or a workshop, and so on. You work through the different phases of research and engaging others
on that issue—from envisioning a manageable project to communicating your findings and plans for further work. If you are a CCT
student, you should integrate perspectives from your previous CCT courses and will end up well prepared for—or well underway in—
your synthesis project.
The classes run as workshops, in which you are introduced to and then practice using tools for research, communicating, and
developing as a reflective practitioner. The class activities and course as a whole provide models for guiding your own students or
supervisees in systematically addressing issues that concern them.
Processes of Research & Engagement, CCT698/692
Course evaluation
Part II
Write out neatly a synthetic statement (1 or 2 paragraphs) evaluating this course. (You might build
on/build in your comments from the other side.) Please make comments both to help me develop the
course in the future and to enable some third party appreciate the course’s strengths and
weaknesses. (Imagine a reader who may not be willing to wade through all the notes on the other
side, but is willing to do more than look at numerical averages.) Among other things you might
comment on the overall content and progression of classes, the phases of research & engagement,
and the in-class activities.